Oberlin’s virtual Multicultural Visit Program (vMVP) is an online community engagement program for high-achieving high school seniors interested in the College of Arts and Sciences and or Conservatory of Music.

Applying to vMVP

We encourage applications from students with diverse backgrounds. This includes students who identify as Asian American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Additionally, students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first generation) are eligible. Participants must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented student living within the US.

Our program seeks serious students interested in exploring Oberlin. High school seniors accepted to the program will participate in a host of virtual experiences, including a campus tour, class visits, admissions and financial aid workshops, and interactive activities with current students, professors, and staff.

Our 2020 virtual Multicultural Visit Program dates and application deadlines are:

Program Dates and Application Deadline
Program Date Program Type Application Deadline
September 21-22, 2020 College of Arts & Sciences only virtual programming           September 16 (Application opens in late August)
October 7-8, 2020

College of Arts & Sciences and Conservatory of Music virtual programming

October 2 (Application opens in late August)



If you are unable to complete our online application, contact our office at (440) 775-8411 or email us at multicultural.admissions@oberlin.edu .

The application includes:

  • Essay: Be prepared to respond to this prompt in 300 words or less: How did your interest in Oberlin develop and what aspects of our community most excite you?

  • High School Transcript: Unofficial copies are acceptable but must contain final grades from Spring 2019. We understand that spring semesters were disrupted and some schools changed their grading systems.

  • Oberlin is test-optional. SAT and ACT score submissions will still be accepted, but are not required. We will accept self-reported scores from those students who wish to submit them.

Review of applications is holistic and decisions are made on a rolling basis, so we encourage students to apply early.